Albert Speer

1905 - 1981

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Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer (; German: [ˈʃpeːɐ̯] (listen); March 19, 1905 – September 1, 1981) was a German architect who served as the Minister of Armaments and War Production in Nazi Germany during most of World War II. A close ally of Adolf Hitler, he was convicted at the Nuremberg trials and sentenced to 20 years in prison. An architect by training, Speer joined the Nazi Party in 1931. His architectural skills made him increasingly prominent within the Party, and he became a member of Hitler's inner circle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Speer has received more than 5,335,681 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Albert Speer is the 10th most popular architect, the 84th most popular biography from Germany and the most popular German Architect.

Albert Speer was a German architect who was Adolf Hitler's chief architect and armaments minister during World War II. He was convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trials and served 20 years in prison.

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Among architects, Albert Speer ranks 10 out of 424Before him are Mimar Sinan, Vitruvius, Imhotep, Filippo Brunelleschi, Andrea Palladio, and Donato Bramante. After him are Leon Battista Alberti, Walter Gropius, Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright, Oscar Niemeyer, and Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank.

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Among people born in 1905, Albert Speer ranks 5Before him are Jean-Paul Sartre, Howard Hughes, Ayn Rand, and Simo Häyhä. After him are Christian Dior, Greta Garbo, Henry Fonda, Elias Canetti, Viktor Frankl, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Faustina Kowalska. Among people deceased in 1981, Albert Speer ranks 4Before him are Bob Marley, Anwar Sadat, and Jacques Lacan. After him are Moshe Dayan, Max Euwe, William Wyler, Hans Adolf Krebs, Marcel Breuer, Frederica of Hanover, Soong Ching-ling, and Natalie Wood.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Albert Speer ranks 84 out of 5,289Before him are Jürgen Habermas (1929), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Clara Zetkin (1857), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), Franz Beckenbauer (1945), and Gerd Müller (1945). After him are Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Walter Gropius (1883), Albertus Magnus (1206), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893), and Erik Erikson (1902).

Among ARCHITECTS In Germany

Among architects born in Germany, Albert Speer ranks 1After him are Walter Gropius (1883), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), Peter Behrens (1868), Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781), Frei Otto (1925), Gottfried Semper (1803), Arno Breker (1900), Leo von Klenze (1784), Peter Parler (1330), Robert Koldewey (1855), and Hans Scharoun (1893).